Union boss says regional governments failing to put pressure on wealthy nations for climate finance

Are regional governments doing enough to pressure wealthier nations to provide financial aid for the cost of climate change?

General Secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Workers’ Union (ABWU), Senator David Massiah, doesn’t think so.

Senator Massiah was speaking at the UNI Global Union’s World Congress, which saw thousands of union leaders from around the world gather in Philadelphia last week, where he called out governments for what he described as “politically motivated” climate finance schemes.

“In recent months, we have watched the increased intensity in strength of many devastating storms and natural disasters that continue to plunder our small island states in the Caribbean and part of the United States and Europe.


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